Ringworm in Horses: What You Need to Know
Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can affect horses. It is characterized by circular, hairless patches on the skin. Ringworm can be spread from horse to horse through contact with infected horses, equipment, or people.
If you think your horse has ringworm, it is important to see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Ringworm can be treated with topical medications, such as Imaverol. It is important to treat ringworm promptly to prevent it from spreading to other horses or people.
How to Prevent Ringworm in Horses
- Keep your horse's environment clean and dry.
- Avoid contact with other horses that have ringworm.
- Wash your hands after handling horses, especially if they have ringworm.
- Use a disinfectant to clean equipment that has come into contact with horses that have ringworm.
If you have any questions about ringworm in horses, ask one of our pharmacists or SQP'S.